STORY SMART FOR HIGH SCHOOL
Sat 8 May
1Pm to 5pm
13 to 18 years
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An intensive workshop designed for Australian high school students who want to strengthen their creative writing and storytelling skills — whether for school assessments and exams, or pieces written for pleasure and publication.
Kirsty takes students behind the scenes of her own writing process, sharing the sequence she uses to ensure that each step in the creative writing process is directed and fun.
Students learn how to use their own life experiences and observations in their writing, giving their stories more emotional depth, improving the reader’s engagement and allowing themselves the transformative experience of self expression in a creative way.
Students develop their own piece of writing and submit it to Kirsty for feedback. This is an important part of their progress. They will be excited by what they have created and want to share it, and submission is both an achievement and an opportunity for further learning.
Completing this workshop will help you:
Who is the workshop for?
High school students aged between 13 and 18 years.
Students work to their ability and will benefit whether they are keen readers and writers in their own time, or struggling to get started when they have to write stories for school. There is ample opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback.
Students will learn by doing, in a step-by-step way. By the end of the workshop they will have developed a character and several story options that they are able to use in other contexts.
how much is the workshop?
AUD $199.00 per participant
(Price includes learning material, Kirsty’s feedback report on student’s submitted story and course certificate.)
What students and schools are saying
stronger writing, smarter stories
Australian high school students, aged 13 to 18 years.
Online via Zoom.
Parents/guardians will be emailed an access code for the workshop.
Students will submit their stories to Kirsty for feedback after the workshop is completed.
Kirsty will email story feedback and a certificate of completion to the parent/guardian email.
Students will also need pens/pencils and paper.
The workshop is 4 hours.
Additionally, you will require time to finish, draft and edit your story before submitting it to Kirsty.
Yes. It is a requirement for all Creative Kids providers that they have a current Working with Children check. Kirsty is also required to have a WWC check due to her speaking engagements with high schools.
Yes. Students work on a piece of writing during the workshop and submit it for feedback from Kirsty. There is also ample opportunity to ask questions, seek help and get less formal feedback during the session.
No! Storytelling is for life. The workshop will get you thinking about stories and how they can be framed to fit all sorts of different situations.
Not at all! Part of what we cover is how to use stimulus materials, associations, connections and what you know about people to come up with great story ideas.
No. If you have ever daydreamed, or told a lie, or read a book, or watched a movie, or dealt with another human being, you have the foundations required.
Yes. You are getting an insight into how another writer works. You will be challenged and stretched by generating new material based on a freshly made character and their world, to meet a brief, in one session.
Yes. If you are a NSW resident with a Creative Kids voucher, you can enter it in the registration process.
From Service NSW:
“The NSW Government is helping kids get creative with the Creative Kids program.
Parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each school-enrolled child aged 4.5-18 years.
The voucher may be used with an approved activity provider for registration, participation and tuition costs for performing arts, visual arts, coding, languages, literarature, music and other eligible creative and cultural activities.”
You can find out more about the Creative Kids program on the Service NSW Website here.
- Enrol your student in the workshop.
- Pay the registration fee.
- Fill out your voucher details during the registration process.
- Your voucher will be validated and we will contact you if there are any issues.
- The redemption funds from valid vouchers will be reimbursed to your payment method within 14 business days.
- Please note, vouchers can only be used once.
- For more information regarding the use of vouchers, please visit the Creative Kids website.
Thank you for your interest! If you contact Kirsty through the contact form on this website she will be in touch.
Refunds will be granted at the provider’s discretion, minus a $10 admin fee to cover registration system fees and administration costs. Thank you for your understanding.